Hilton Head Hospital Receives Get With The Guidelines – Stroke Gold Plus Quality Achievement AwardJul 9, 2018
American Heart Association Award recognizes Hilton Head Hospital’s Commitment to quality stroke care
Hilton Head Hospital receives the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association’s Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke Gold Quality Achievement Award. The award recognizes the hospital’s commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment according to nationally recognized, research-based guidelines based on the latest scientific evidence.
Hilton Head Hospital earned the award by meeting specific quality achievement measures for the diagnosis and treatment of stroke patients at a set level for a designated period. These measures include evaluation of the proper use of medications and other stroke treatments aligned with the most up-to-date, evidence-based guidelines with the goal of speeding recovery and reducing death and disability for stroke patients. Before discharge, patients should also receive education on managing their health, get a follow-up visit scheduled, as well as other care transition interventions.
“We are all very proud to have earned this distinction from the American Heart Association,” said Jeremy Clark, Market CEO of Hilton Head Regional Healthcare. “The team at Hilton Head Hospital strives to provide quality care for our stroke patients and this award is a testament to those efforts. We hope our patients and community also take pride in this achievement.”
“We are pleased to recognize Hilton Head Hospital for their commitment to stroke care,” said Eric E. Smith, M.D., national chairman of the Get With The Guidelines Steering Committee and an associate professor of neurology at the University of Calgary in Alberta, Canada. “Research has shown that hospitals adhering to clinical measures through the Get With The Guidelines quality improvement initiative can often see fewer readmissions and lower mortality rates.”
According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the United States. On average, someone in the U.S. suffers a stroke every 40 seconds and nearly 795,000 people suffer a new or recurrent stroke each year.
If you are interested in interviewing a member of our team about this achievement, please contact Marketing Manager Katy Waronsky at 843-793-7281 or email [email protected] or contact PR Manager Daisy Burroughs at 803-833-0104 or email [email protected].